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Auckland Airport

General information

Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand. The airport is located on the North Island, consisting of two terminals and one runway. It is mainly used by carriers Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia. From Auckland Airport in New Zealand you can fly to two destinations in South America: Santiago de Chile (LATAM Airlines, 11 hours) and Buenos Aires (Air New Zealand, 12.5 hours).


Where is Auckland Airport situated?

Auckland Airport is located in the north of New Zealand, south of the most populous city in the country. By car, you can reach the airport through the motorway State Highway 20.

How many terminals does Auckland Airport have?

Auckland Airport has two terminals, called Domestic Terminal and International Terminal. Both terminals are located on the north side of the runway within a 10-minute walk from each other. You can also take the free terminal transfer bus service that operates every 15 minutes between 05:00 hours and 22:30 hours.

Airport Map



The distance from Auckland Airport to the centre of Auckland is 21 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Auckland.

From AKL Airport to Auckland City centre by Car
21 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Auckland Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Auckland Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Auckland Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Auckland Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Auckland Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Auckland is about NZ$ 60.-. Book your taxi at Auckland Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From AKL Airport to Auckland City centre by Taxi
21 km
25 min
NZ$ 60.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Auckland Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Auckland Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Auckland Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Auckland Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Auckland Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Auckland Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Auckland Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Virgin Australia
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Qantas


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Auckland Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Novotel Auckland Airport, Auckland

Located next to Auckland International Airport, Novotel Auckland Airport offers elegant modern accommodation, a restaurant, a bar and a fully equipped fitness centre. Guests enjoy 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi per day and free Wi-Fi in the business...


ibis Budget Auckland Airport, Auckland

Just 900 metres from the domestic and international terminals at Auckland Airport, ibis Budget Auckland Airport features modern rooms with a flat-screen TV. It offers a 24-hour front desk and an internet kiosk.


Sudima Auckland Airport, Auckland

Located just a 3-minute drive from the airport terminals, Sudima Auckland Airport is a 4.5 star hotel offering free umlimited WiFi, complimentary guest parking and a 24/7 front desk service.

Hotels in Auckland

Looking for the best hotels in Auckland? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Grand by SkyCity, Auckland

The Grand by SkyCity offers contemporary 5-star rooms and suites with views of Auckland Harbour and the city skyline. Guests enjoy award-winning restaurants, a bar, a fitness centre and a luxurious day spa. Guests enjoy free WiFi in the rooms.


ibis budget Auckland Central, Auckland

Centrally located in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), ibis budget Auckland Central offers modern accommodation with a kitchenette, en suite bathroom and a balcony. Free WiFi is provided.


Star Victoria Serviced Apartments, Auckland

Star Victoria Serviced Apartment is set in Auckland and offers accommodation with a fitness centre and free WiFi, a 1-minute walk from SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre and 30 metres from Sky Tower.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Auckland Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Auckland: Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Ticket

Tour Auckland at your own pace and jump on and off as often as you please with a 24- or 48-hour ticket, complete with English commentary. See all the important city-wide attractions, including the Auckland Museum and Skytower, as you listen to commentary.


Auckland City Express Tour: 3-Hour Kiwi Experience

See the highlights of Auckland on 3-hour express tour as your guide takes you on an intimate Kiwi experience. Enjoy panoramic views from Mt. Eden, see the volcanoes, visit a working farm, and learn about Maori culture.

Tour & transport

Auckland Museum Entry, Cultural Performance & Guided Tour

Experience a vibrant glimpse of New Zealand history with an all-day entry ticket, 1-hour tour with a local guide, and 30-minute engaging Maori cultural performance at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.


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